Often we see this happen and not make much of it. I can’t do it, even if I tried (so I don’t try). “What’s the hurry?” is what I often ask myself when I see people texting and driving. It can wait! I can barely text and walk.
We might in a hurry to contact someone to pick us up, or to get some last minute things for our Super Bowl party. It’s fine if you’re at home or in the office; but if you’re driving; IT CAN WAIT!
We often think that our text messages are so important and they cannot wait to be delivered. At Divas and Dorks we want to stress the importance of waiting to text. Not only are you endangering yourself while texting and driving; you are endangering the lives of others who are being cautious. It is unfair to them as well.
While there are only 10 states with laws that prohibit all cell phone use while driving and 39 states prohibit text messaging while driving; you can take matters into your own hands.
We encourage you to take the pledge and join the “It Can Wait” team with AT&T. So what does the pledge entail:
“No text message, email, website, or video is worth the risk of endangering my life or the lives of others on the road I pledge never to text and drive and will take action to educate others about the dangers of texting while driving. No Text Is Worth The Risk. It Can Wait. “
Here are some stats that might encourage you to take the pledge:
1. Texting while driving causes 11 teen deaths daily.
2. Teens say that texting and driving is common among their friends.
Encourage your friends and family to do so as well. Text messaging has gone up steadily in the last five years. We were driving fine without texting before. If the message is so important; pull over. It’s not fair to others driving safely.